What Happened on October 24, 1976

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • 1st Jewish film & TV festival
  • 1st Toronto International Film Festival opens
  • 27th Formula One WDC: James Hunt wins by one point (this season served as the inspiration for the 2013 film "Rush")
  • 6th NYC Women's Marathon won by Miki Gorman in 2:39:11
  • 7th NYC Marathon won by Bill Rodgers in 2:10:10
  • Sadiq & Mushtaq Mohammad score hundreds in same Test Cricket innings v NZ

Famous Birthdays

  • Petar Stoychev, Bulgarian swimmer
  • Yanda Nossiter, Australian canoeist (Olympics 1996), born in Sydney, New South Wales

Famous Weddings

HeartWedding of Interest

Pediatrician Benjamin Spock (73) weds Mary Morgan

Pediatrician Benjamin Spock
Benjamin Spock

Famous Deaths

  • Richard Sturzenegger, composer, dies at 70